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  • Real name : Vincent Peter Jones
  • Place of birth : Watford
  • Date of birth : 05/05/1965

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  • Hard man
  • Jones Vinnie
  • The Axe

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Vinnie Jones (1965)

Vincent Peter Jones

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Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones is an English film actor and retired Welsh footballer.

Born in Hertfordshire, England, Jones represented and captained the Welsh national football team, having qualified via a Welsh grandparent. He also previously played for Chelsea and Leeds United. As a member of the "Crazy Gang", Jones won the 1988 FA Cup Final with Wimbledon, a club for which he played well over 200 games during two spells between 1986 and 1998. Jones appeared in the 7th and final series of UK gameshow Celebrity Big Brother finishing in 3rd place behind Dane Bowers and Alex Reid.

He has capitalised on his tough man image as a footballer and is known as an actor for his aggressive style and intimidating demeanour, often being typecast into roles as coaches, hooligans and violent criminals.

  Biography  

 early life
Jones was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, to Peter Jones and Glenda Harris Jones.

 film career
Jones made his 1998 feature film debut in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He later starred in Guy Ritchie's next blockbuster Snatch as Bullet-Tooth Tony.

He became known to American audiences in the 2000 movie remake of Gone in 60 Seconds where he played "the Sphinx." Jones only had one line in the movie but was portrayed as a silent tough brawler.

Jones went back to his football days to play Danny Meehan in Mean Machine, a 2001 British take of the Burt Reynolds' film The Longest Yard . He plays a former Captain of the English National Football Team, who is sent to prison and subsequently takes control of a team of inmates who play the guards.

He next big piece was in the 2006 movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, as the mutant, Juggernaut. Jones said that he would like to play Juggernaut in a spin-off. His line in the movie, "I'm the Juggernaut, Bitch!", was based on a pre-existing Internet parody.

Jones played a role of a professional killer in a Kazakhstani movie called Ликвидатор ("Eliminator"), 2011. Jones' character is an elite assassin invited from abroad in order to eliminate the main character. Producers of the film have dealt with the language barrier rather interestingly – Jones' character is mute and does not say a single word throughout the movie.

He also played a role in the Hungarian film The Magic Boys. The film was never completed and there is no known release date. The film's producer, Gabor Koltai, was arrested on major tax fraud charges in December 2010 and is remanded to the Budapest Prison waiting trial. He could get up to 8 years in federal prison. The film co starred Michael Madsen and was directed by his father Robert Koltai.

Jones is said to have been cast as The Kurgan in the remake of the 1986 cult classic Highlander.

He played a major role in the 2004 Japanese film Survive Style 5+, where he plays a thuggish hit-man from Britain who kills several people and, with the help of his translator, trys to discover what everyone's function in life is.

Jones also played a decent part in the movie Kill the Irishman, where he played the character Keith Ritson, an ex-Hells Angels who works as an enforcer. He also played Mahogany in Midnight Meat Train. He also played the role of a sadistic former SAS agent in 'The Condemned'.

 personal life
During his football career Jones resided in Dronfield, near Sheffield. Jones married Tanya Terry in 1994 in Watford. She has a daughter, Kaley Jay Terry , by her first husband, footballer Steve Terry. She had a heart transplant straight after the birth and is a cervical cancer survivor. Jones has a son, Aaron Elliston Jones , by Mylene Elliston. His son joined the British Army, completing his training in August 2008, and serves in the Life Guards.

Jones, his wife and daughter live in Los Angeles.
Jones is a staunch supporter of the British Conservative Party and has suggested standing as an MP.

Jones has had several brushes with the law. He was convicted in June 1998 of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage against a neighbour in November 1997. In December 2003, Jones was convicted of air rage offences committed on a flight the previous May. Following his conviction, Bacardi withdrew the ads in which Jones appeared. In December 2008 he was treated for injuries and arrested after a bar fight at Wiley's Tavern in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The fight is alleged to have been started over Jones attempting to join a game of pool with patrons Juan Barrera and Jesse Bickett. Jones was alleged to have dealt a headbutt to Barrera, while Bickett allegedly struck Jones with a beer glass. Jones was charged with misdemeanour assault which could have landed him in jail for one year if he had been convicted. Jones was found not guilty after a two-day trial on 15 May 2009.

In April 2010, Jones was reported to be carrying injuries after losing a fight with fellow actor Tamer Hassan.

He is a big fan of sports fishing. He has claimed to be a fan of the death metal band Bolt Thrower.

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